8-ball

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noun

8-ball

  1. Old English 800, a popular malt liquor in the hood.
  2. An eightball is literally, in drug terms, an eighth of an ounce. There are twenty-eight grams in an ounce, and hence, three and one half grams in an eightball. In places where an eightball is less than three and a half grams, the laws of supply and demand have constricted the quantity in favor of a popular price. The only drug usually referred to as an 8-ball is cocaine.
  3. On to it. i.e.: "on the 8-ball", up with the play.
  4. The 8-ball is the last ball to pot in the billiards game of pool. If you accidentally pot it before the end of the game, you lose. So, the 8-ball also represents chance.
  5. Formerly "Eightball", 8-Ball is also known as the second half of the duo known as 8 Ball and MJG.